Monday, August 26, 2013

Distorted Reality

Has anyone (meaning maybe the one person watching this) seen the movie "The Internship?" Well, in this movie the three or four highschool/college interns talk about how hard it is to be a kid in this day and age. They say that because of technology, you have to be a complete genius in order to get a good job. This thought led me to thinking about whether technology really is beneficial to society. And by technology, I mean the new, high tech stuff, like iphones and social networking. Here's a question, how many of you seem to feel bad or even depressed after checking up on facebook/instagram/twitter. I personally can answer with "yes." Sometimes when I look at all of these pictures people post, it makes me think their lives are so much fun and even perfect and mine is lame. But even though these social networking sites don't leave me feeling my best, I continue to check them every day. It's an addiction. An addiction that needs to stop. But this morning, I had a new thought. Those pictures that people post only capture a small slice of their life. It may look all happy and perfect, but who knows what their life is really like? A picture is only an image, not reality. And also, why should we pay attention to the lives of people who are not in our own lives! It's time to live for ourselves. That's why I love the movie "The Internship" because these kids learn that they should try living in the moment, not through a lit up screen with distorted images of reality. So lesson of the day, live in the moment, for the here and now. Don't miss out on the real stuff. ;)

5 comments:

  1. Great post, and not just because I loved The Internship ;)

    I feel the same way about the social media sites. I don't always leave them feeling happy, in fact, lately it's been on the upsetting side. I check them all every morning, though. I can't help it, I just feel like I have to know what's going on with them, when in reality it doesn't even matter to my life.

    It is definitely a difficult balance!

    Ivy xx
    stylelifelovely.blogspot.com

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  2. Good to know someone else feels that way! Thanks for commenting and I love you blog by the way :)

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    1. Thank you! That's really sweet :)

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  3. LOVE this post! I think so many people could relate to that feeling of feeling that their life is not as fun or exciting as others...I know I do! Keep up the good work =] ps love the perks of being a wallflower quote below, that's my FAVORITE book =]
    Dakota
    dakotasbeautyblog.blogspot.com
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  4. thanks! i know i love that book! i love your blog by the way! just followed :)

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